Below are stories about grid integration and transmission featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office.

September 15, 2022

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West Coast Offshore Wind Transmission Literature Review and Gaps Analysis

DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will conduct a literature review of West Coast offshore wind transmission research to date, covering potential interconnections along California, Oregon, and Washington coastlines.

September 15, 2022

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National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium Announces New Projects Selected for Funding

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC), which was established with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has selected five new projects to receive a total of $3.5 million for ocean coexistence and transmission.

August 24, 2022

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Meet Electrical Engineer Bharat Vyakaranam

Bharat contributes to the Atlantic Offshore Wind Integration Study which focuses on the reliability and resilience of wind in the power system.

August 15, 2022

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DOE Launches New Initiative to Improve Clean Energy Interconnection

The Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange (i2X) is designed to help clean energy resources connect to the grid, which will enhance overall grid reliability and improve market competition and transmission and distribution access.

August 9, 2022

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DOE Announces New $26 Million Funding Opportunity

DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office and WETO announced the Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability Demonstrations funding opportunity.

July 26, 2022

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We’re Hiring!

WETO needs diverse and talented employees to join our team!

July 25, 2022

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Modeling Exactly Where Distributed Energy Resources Could Provide the Most Value to the Grid

NREL has made a big leap forward by adding new data and capabilities to the Distributed Generation Market Demand (dGen) model.

July 22, 2022

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New Video Explains How Having More than Enough Renewable Energy Capacity Can Make the Grid More Flexible

In a new explainer video, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) calls for a shift in mindset on curtailment, as the curtailment of wind and solar can be used to help make the grid more flexible and reliable.

June 23, 2022

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Simulating the Role of Grid-Forming Inverters in the Future Electric Grid

PNNL researchers developed a new computer model of a device that acts like a translator, enabling renewable power sources like wind and solar to provide electricity to the grid while increasing system resiliency and stability.

June 23, 2022

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Happy Belated Global Wind Day!

Global Wind Day was on “Winds-day,” June 15. Meet some of the “Wizards of Wind Energy” from DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) who make the magic happen in several areas.